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Monday, April 30, 2012

Snail mail...

  • This image is a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps and seemed to be the perfect image to use for this card.  I recently received a set of Wobble springs that you won't be able to see here... it is an attachment with two adhesive patches with a spring in the middle.  When the card is pulled from the envelope the snail will wobble and shake  - and bring a giggle! The image was colored with Copics, mounted over Basic Grey DP, and three embellishments were added: 
  • square black brads
  • a Studio 18  Rhinestone
  • "Icycle" Stickles for the snail slime
 This card should be eligible for the following
IMAGES:  The focal image is "Hat Snail" from Bugaboo Stamps; "Hello" is from Hero Arts: "Year Around Sentiments"
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image; both papers are from Basic Grey: "Out of Print"; base CS is from Georgia Pacific.
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Studio 18  Rhinestone; Stickles "Icycle"; brads from my stash
INKS: The image was printed on a Canon Pixma & colored with Copics:


  1. That is the cutest snail I have seen! Great card and fab colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT. Hugs NIKKI DT

  2. This is lovely! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

  3. Oh I just love that snail, sweet... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  4. Adorable image Ginny! I'm still trying to get the hang of copics. I need more time to practice :-)

    1. Donna - thanks for your comments! You are so right... looong hours of practice! I keep going to blogs/ artists I follow and carefully analyzing how the artist has colored - especially paying attention to shadows - and then trying to replicate the ones I really admire. Sometimes I get something I am pleased with and (heavy sigh) sometimes NOT!

  5. Such a sweet snail! Your card is lovely.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m numbers 107 & 109)


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  6. Such a Beautiful card Ginny. I saw this on Make-it-Monday. Faye

  7. Very cute this is one I would not give slug bait to eat, he is too sweet...great colouring, such a fun cute card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….



  9. Thank you for playing at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  10. Adorable! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)

  11. Hi

    This is the cutest little snail!! love the backing paper too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)


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